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This Tomato Basil Chicken & Quinoa Skillet is healthy, easy to make and a one pot wonder!

Tomato Basil Chicken & Quinoa Skillet

  • Author: Kelsey
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place a large saute pan (with higher sides) over medium high heat and add oil once heated.
  • Slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise so you create 4 thin chicken breasts.
  • Sprinkle chicken breasts with some salt and pepper.  Add chicken to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes per side (or until chicken is cooked throughout).
  • Then to that pan add chopped onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add water and bring it to a boil, then add in quinoa, cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic and a pinch of salt.
  • Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve 1/4 of the quinoa with 1 piece of chicken breast.